Na­jib: Pakatan’s man­i­festo was meant to de­lude peo­ple

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PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Hara­pan’s election man­i­festo was writ­ten to de­lude the rakyat, without any in­ten­tion of de­liv­er­ing its prom­ises, says Datuk Seri Na­jib Tun Razak.

The for­mer prime min­is­ter said there was brouhaha on Fri­day when the Pakatan chair­man ad­mit­ted that they did not think they would win in GE14 when they wrote the man­i­festo.

“Let me trans­late that. The real mean­ing be­hind it (what the chair­man said) is that they had no in­ten­tion of ful­fill­ing the pledges in the man­i­festo.

“It is akin to a man promis­ing the stars and the moon when he courts a woman but af­ter the mar­riage (but) he has noth­ing to show for it,” he said in a Face­book post yes­ter­day.

On Fri­day, Ber­nama quoted Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad as say­ing that the toll­free high­ways, as stated in Pakatan’s election man­i­festo, was not pos­si­ble.

Dr Ma­hathir said he was against hav­ing such an election pledge then, adding also that the man­i­festo was drafted in the be­lief that Pakatan would not form the govern­ment.

Na­jib, in his Face­book post­ing yes­ter­day, said that Barisan Na­sional was dif­fer­ent from Pakatan.

“When we un­veiled a man­i­festo, we had ev­ery in­ten­tion of ful­fill­ing it,” he wrote.

He said records would show that most of Barisan’s prom­ises had been ful­filled.

The Pakatan govern­ment, he said, did not even try to ful­fil the pledges in their man­i­festo but in­stead, they came up with ex­cuses.

Na­jib said he had dis­cussed with al­most all men­tris be­sar and chief min­is­ters as well as min­istries when pre­par­ing Barisan’s man­i­festo.

“This is be­cause we want to see what we can give the rakyat based on the coun­try’s fi­nan­cial means.

“Up to a few hours be­fore the an­nounce­ment (of the man­i­festo), I was still scru­ti­n­is­ing and cor­rect­ing a few as­pects, in­clud­ing adding more Ban­tuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) at the last minute,” he said.

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